JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP
Adhya Krish was born in an urbane Indian family on 29th January, 1987. Her father was a senior government officer in Public sector and her mother was a homemaker. From a very early age, she was surrounded by books as both her parents loved reading. Her childhood was full of Enid Blyton, Rudyard Kipling, Nancy Drew, J.K. Rowling, Panchtantra books and Jataka tales. As she grew up, she started reading thriller and suspense novels and became an ardent fan of Agatha Christie.
After graduating in Zoology, Adhya Krish changed her line of interest to management and went to UK for higher studies. After finishing two masters, she started working in a multinational bank in India. But, she soon lost interest because of the monotony and lack of learning in the role. “It was not clicking. I was not creating anything, not adding anything valuable to life. I wasn’t happy,” she said. After a year, she left the job and decided to discover her true calling after reading- Om Swami’s- ‘If truth be told- A monk’s memoir.’
It was during this period, in 2016, she had a vision of a painting which was full of riddles. She first dismissed it as one of her dreams but the vision started recurring and with a determination of making a strong female protagonist- she started writing Anikaa & The Mystery of the Painting.
She finished her book in 2017 and sent it to multiple publishers. Though a lot of publishers showed interest in her manuscript, they all eventually asked her to wait indefinitely or distribute the costs. But then one cannot wait for things to happen. And, so after a year of completing the story, she self-published the book on Amazon.
“This is it. I love writing and I want to do it for the rest of my life. I have to tell stories,” quoted Adhya Krish.
Apart from books, she loves travelling and has a soft corner for plants and trees and does painting as a hobby.
Adhya Krish is currently working on the second part of the series- Anikaa & The Escape which is going to be released soon.